Famous INFP people have the four dominant functions of Introversion (I), iNtuition (N), Feeling (F), and Perceiving (P). Psychologist Carl Jung first identified these functions as parts of eight possible attitudes that now form the basis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Because of their reserved, intuitive, principled, and free-spirited nature, INFPs are referred to as “Idealists,” and famous Idealists are well-known for traits such as creativity, empathy, compassion, and reserve.
INFP is a relatively uncommon personality type, making up about 5% of the population. INFPs have slightly more masculine traits, but the gender split is almost equal with 5% of men and 4% of women identifying as INFP.
The following list of forty-five famous people and fictional characters exemplify the INFP personality.
- Stephen Colbert
- George Lucas
- Jim Henson
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Princess Diana
- Vincent van Gogh
- Nina Simone
- Isabel Briggs Myers
- John Kerry
- George R. R. Martin
- Audrey Hepburn
- Bill Watterson
- Joaquin Phoenix
- Tim Burton
- Victoria Pedretti
- Edgar Allan Poe
- William Shakespeare
- Virginia Woolf
- John Milton
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Heath Ledger
- Mary Kate Olsen
- Johnny Depp
- Winona Ryder
- Keanu Reeves
- Nicolas Cage
- Hugh Laurie
- Marlon Brando
- Jude Law
- Andrew Garfield
- Alicia Keys
- Kurt Cobain
- Bob Marley
- David Bowie
- Regina Spektor
- Fiona Apple
- Jim Morrison
- Dalai Lama XIV
- Venus Williams
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
- Frodo Baggins
1. Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert (born 1964) is an American comedian and celebrity INFP famous for being the host of The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert took the MBTI test on screen, and the results confirmed his Idealist personality type. Apart from the MBTI test results, Colbert demonstrates several unmistakable INFP traits, including adaptability, vision, and a reserved, quiet nature off-screen. Colbert’s idealistic side is evident in his attempts to brighten people’s day with his sense of humor. Colbert’s reserved nature is similarly evident in the friendly but calm manner he conducts himself, whether he’s on or off camera.
Stephen Colbert has been married to Evelyn McGee since 1993 and the pair has three children. Colbert has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including ten Emmy awards and two Grammys.
2. George Lucas
George Lucas (born 1944) is an American movie director and famous INFP best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies franchises. Lucas fits the definition of an INFP because he is creative, dedicated to his craft, and enjoys making movies that bring joy and excitement to others. Lucas is a quiet and soft-spoken man who exhibits selflessness — all INFP traits. George Lucas has pledged to donate half of his wealth to charitable causes as part of The Giving Pledge.
George Lucas has been married twice and has four children. His current wife, Melody Hobson, is a businesswoman and CEO of Ariel Investments and Chairperson for Starbucks. Lucas has received various accolades for his films, including a Saturn Award for Best Director.
3. Jim Henson
Jim Henson (1936 – 1990) was an American puppeteer, filmmaker, notable Idealist, and creative mind behind The Muppets, Sesame Street, and other shows and movies. Dedication, idealism, and creativity are three INFP characteristics that capture Jim Henson. Henson was so dedicated to the Muppets that he didn’t seek treatment for the bacterial infection that swiftly took his life. Henson loved to make people smile as was evident by his desire to entertain adults and children with his puppets.
Jim Henson was married to Jane Nebel and had four children. The couple split in 1986 primarily due to Henson’s unwavering dedication to his work. Henson’s hands-off approach to parenting, leaving his wife to raise their children, is common among INFPs. Henson won numerous awards, including Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards for his work in television.
4. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) was a famous Russian composer and famous INFP best known for composing the ballet Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky likely had an INFP personality due to his idealistic, sensitive, yet hypercritical personality. Tchaikovsky destroyed two of his earliest operas because they were not good enough. This act of destroying his own seemingly subpar work exemplifies the INFP’s innate desire to please — Tchaikovsky was not willing to subject people to something he did not believe would bring them joy.
Tchaikovsky was married to Antonina Miliukova from 1877 until his death in 1893. He is one of the most decorated composers of all time and garnered acclaim during and after his lifetime.
5. Princess Diana
Princess Diana (1961 – 1997) was a British princess and a famous Idealist. Diana is remembered as the former wife of then-Prince Charles, the current King of the United Kingdom, with whom she had two children — Prince William and Prince Harry. Princess Diana exemplified the INFP archetype. She displayed selflessness and steadfast dedication in her desire to make the world a better place. Diana also had integrity and stood up for what she thought was right regardless of the criticism she faced. During her life, Diana was not only a princess but a tireless campaigner for the less fortunate. Diana’s INFP-driven idealism and values left a legacy that is still cherished today.
6. Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a Dutch painter and notable INFP from the Post-Impressionist era. Vincent van Gogh demonstrated many of the classic INFP traits, including his intense idealism and belief that one day his art would be appreciated. He once said, “I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.” While now a famous artist, Van Gogh struggled to make a living during his lifetime and only sold a handful of his artwork. Van Gogh always remained true to his values, demonstrating the INFP traits of integrity and dedication.
7. Nina Simone
Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, civil rights activist, and an INFP celebrity. Simone was a reserved and shy woman when not on the stage much like other famous INFPs. Simone believed passionately in a better world — a key INFP characteristic. She was a vocal civil rights activist and dedicated her life to being the voice of change, and a pioneer who was never dissuaded from doing what she loved. Simone’s dedication to music led to numerous accolades, including winning the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
Simone married twice but the marriages were neither healthy nor long-lasting. Simone had one child, daughter Lisa Simone, who also became a performer.
Bjork (born 1965) is an Icelandic singer-songwriter and famous INFP best known for her 1995 song It’s Oh So Quiet. Bjork leads a quiet life and comes across as very shy, as do other famous INFPs. Bjork also has an undeniable air of vulnerability about her — a key INFP weakness that’s emphasized by her quiet and reserved demeanor. Despite being an introvert, Bjork stands out among INFP types as a bold artist and daring fashionista.
Bjork was married to American artist Matthew Barney from 2000 to 2013. She has two children, including a son from her first, brief marriage to Sugarcubes guitarist Þór Eldon.
9. Mr. Rogers
Mr. Rogers (born Fred Rogers, 1928 – 2003) was an American television presenter and celebrity INFP famous for his preschool TV series, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Fred Rogers was a stereotypical INFP, as is evident from his calm and easy-going nature and his unfaltering belief that the world can change for the better. Fred Rogers’s ability to talk to children, be creative, and address issues in a gentle manner are additional indicators of his INFP personality. Rogers’ success as a presenter saw him earn over forty honorary degrees, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a lifetime achievement Emmy, and induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.
INFP Rogers married Sara Joanne Byrd in 1952. The couple remained married until Rogers’ death from stomach cancer in 2003. The couple had two sons, James and John.
10. Isabel Briggs Myers
Isabel Briggs-Myers (1897 – 1980) was a well-known INFP and part of the mother-daughter team that created the MBTI. Briggs-Myers was an INFP who demonstrated her personality’s propensity for open-mindedness and sensitivity. Briggs-Myers was also a highly empathetic woman, another common INFP characteristic. She used her empathy to assess personality traits and create the MBTI typology alongside her mother, Kathrine Cook Briggs.
Briggs-Myers did not win any awards for her groundbreaking work, though an award has been named in her honor. The Isabel Briggs Myers Memorial Research Award is given out twice a year by the Myers & Briggs Foundation.
INFP Briggs-Myers met her husband Clarence Myers when they were at college. They married in 1918 and had two sons. They remained married until Myers’ death in 1980.
11. John Kerry
John Kerry (born 1943) is an American attorney, politician, and a notable INFP known for being one of America’s leading campaigners for climate action. Kerry demonstrates the idealistic nature of his INFP personality by using his position to be a vocal supporter of US climate reform. Kerry is a man with strong morals and believes in people’s ability to build a better future, which are common characteristic of the Idealist personality. He shows additional INFP traits through his relaxed character, introverted tendencies, and quiet nature.
John Kerry married Julia Thorne in 1970. The pair divorced in 1988. Kerry later married Theresa Heinz in 1995. Kerry has two daughters and three grandchildren.
12. George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin (born 1948) is a celebrity INFP and American fantasy author of the Song of Ice and Fire series, which spawned the famous HBO TV show, Game of Thrones. Martin displays strong INFP traits through his innate creativity, being able to weave complex worlds together and develop critically acclaimed stories. Martin is also quite reserved, like other famous INFPs. He enjoys spending time away from the public eye, though he often attends conventions and interacts with fans online.
Martin is a highly principled person who writes at his pace and to his ideals. He refuses to bow down to external pressure and sacrifice the quality of work. Such adherence to principles is typical of “Feeling” personality types, like INFPs. Martin has won multiple awards for his novels, including the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel several years running.
Martin married his long-time partner Parris McBride in 2011. The couple has no children.
13. Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993) was a British actress and INFP celebrity well-known for her roles in classic films such as My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn displayed several INFP tendencies during her lifetime. For example, Hepburn was a quiet and reserved individual with a keen sense of imagination, which she used to bring various characters to life. A natural daydreamer, Audrey Hepburn understood the world was a harsh place and wanted to do her best to improve it in any way she could. Hepburn devoted her time to organizations like UNICEF. Hepburn also worked with charities in the poorer countries of Africa, Asia, and South America. Her activism is indicative of the INFP personality’s innate altruism.
Audrey Hepburn married twice and had a son with each of her husbands.
14. A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne (1882 – 1956) was a British author and the notable INFP writer behind Winnie the Pooh. Milne demonstrated key INFP traits, such as introversion, creativity, and idealism. A.A. Milne was a playwright before penning Winnie the Pooh, and his titular character was based on Winnipeg the Bear from London Zoo. All of the characters in the Winnie the Pooh series were inspired by toys owned by Milne’s son Christopher Robin, showcasing Milne’s INFP sense of creativity and innovation. Milne’s son was also the basis of the Winnie character of the same name.
Milne married Daphne de Sélincourt in 1913 and Robin was their only child. Milne was a dedicated father and was equally adored by his son.
15. Bill Watterson
Bill Watterson (born 1958) is an American artist, cartoonist, and famous INFP known for creating the comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson displays many traits of the INFP personality. For example, Watterson leads a reserved but passionately creative lifestyle. He has avoided any contact with the media since retiring from Calvin and Hobbes in 1995. Watterson has given only two interviews since his retirement but continues to work on his art, transitioning from comics to landscapes and other paintings. Watterson also demonstrates the INFP’s strong sense of morality — he walked away from his comic because he felt it was time and hated the idea of continuing solely to make money.
Watterson married Melissa Richmond, and the pair has one child together — a daughter named Violet.
16. Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix (born 1974) is an INFP celebrity and American Oscar Award-winning actor known for his roles as Commodus in Gladiator and Johnny Cash in the biopic Walk the Line. Phoenix exemplifies the INFP spirit by being a passionate idealist who loathes the concept of celebrity and values altruism. Phoenix engages in extensive philanthropic ventures as is common among INFP celebrities. Phoenix is also a big believer in forgiveness and is a devout animal rights campaigner.
Phoenix is a quiet man who leads a peaceful life away from the media, as most INFP celebrities tend to do. Phoenix is engaged to his long-term partner, actress Rooney Mara, and they have one son together.
17. Tim Burton
Tim Burton (born 1958) is an American filmmaker and famous INFP. Tim Burton has spoken openly about his shyness and periods of self-isolation, and these admissions are indicative of his INFP personality. Burton demonstrates the creative strengths of the INFP personality through his extensive and imaginative filmography, having directed films such as Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice. Burton is unconventional and refuses to conform to social norms. His films often have a uniquely gothic feel to them, being easily distinguishable from the works of other directors.
Burton keeps details of his personal life very private, including his past relationship with actress Helena Bonham Carter. Burton and Carter have two children together.
18. Victoria Pedretti
Victoria Pedretti (born 1995) is an American actress and notable INFP known for her roles in the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill House and its spiritual successor, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Pedretti is an intelligent but quirky woman who is passionate, idealistic, and creative — all of which are common INFP traits. Pedretti is also known for taking on roles that are off-beat and unique, showcasing the depths of INFP creativity. Pedretti is largely media-shy, likely due to her innate introversion. Pedretti isn’t a big social media user either and enjoys keeping her personal life private.
Pedretti is reportedly dating her You co-star, Dylan Arnold, though the couple avoids media attention.
19. Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American gothic novelist and a prime example of a well-known INFP. Poe demonstrated the INFP desire for peace and quiet by living a largely reclusive lifestyle. INFPs are attracted to the creative arts and Poe was one of the most innovative INFP writers ever — his contribution to the horror genre is still celebrated today.
Poe married his cousin, Virginia Eliza Clemm in 1836. The couple remained married for eleven years until Virginia died of tuberculosis, aged twenty-four. Poe died under mysterious and as-of-yet unconfirmed circumstances a few years later at the age of forty.
20. William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English playwright, literary genius, and famous Idealist. Shakespeare, being an INFP, was highly imaginative and passionate about his work. His creative approach to the written word birthed numerous phrases, words, and sayings that we still use today. As a typical INFP, Shakespeare was an idealist whose romantic view of the world allowed him to create vivid plays and memorable characters.
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years his senior. They led a private home life together until Shakespeare’s death in 1616.
21. J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973) was an English novelist and a renowned INFP who wrote The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books. Tolkien’s vast and vivid imagination fits the INFP personality type. Tolkien additionally embodies the INFP personality through his dextrous skill with words and dedication to creating the fantastical world of Middle Earth.
Tolkien also led a quiet home as most INFPs do. He married Edith Bratt in 1916. The couple had four children and remained married until Bratt’s passing in 1971.
22. Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English novelist, poet, and a prominent INFP. Woolf was a reserved yet highly creative woman, a common feature of the INFP personality. Woolf additionally demonstrated the dominant introverted function of an INFP by vocalizing her love for silence and isolation in her poetry. Woolf’s most notable works include To The Lighthouse and A Room of One’s Own. Woolf is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the Modernist era and succeeded in a male-dominated industry. As a true innovator, Woolf pioneered the “stream-of-consciousness” writing style.
Virginia Woolf married Leonard Woolf in 1912 and remained married until her death. Woolf showcased the INFP’s preference for romanticism by rejecting traditional Victorian society and having affairs with other women, most notably fellow writer Vita Sackville-West.
23. John Milton
John Milton (1608 – 1674) was an English poet and a well-known INFP. Milton is best known for his poem Paradise Lost. Within its lines are many nods to Milton’s INFP personality, including the following quote, “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” Milton embodied the INFP idealism by viewing the world through different lenses and understanding that there was so much more to life than just the self. Milton married several times in his life, highlighting the INFP’s inability to conform to societal norms.
24. Hans Christian Andersen
Han Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish writer and notable INFP whose works have entertained children for generations. Andersen is considered an INFP primarily due to his creative drive, his highly emotional sense of self, and his deep sensitivity towards others. Andersen embodied the INFP personality’s core traits in other ways as well. For example, Andersen was a gentle soul who openly displayed his emotions and was often considered highly effeminate.
Andersen never married, preferring the isolationist lifestyle towards which many INFPs gravitate. Historians debate his sexuality, as he’s acknowledged having relationships with men during his lifetime but also professed love for several women.
25. Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger (1979 – 2008) was an Australian actor and famous INFP best known for his roles in The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain. Ledger was a quiet and introspective man who embodied the introverted nature of the INFP. Like many INFPs, Ledger lived inside his mind and was often lost in thought. He demonstrated INFPs’ sense of imagination through his diverse selection of film roles and award-winning acting talent.
Heath Ledger was in a long-term relationship with fellow actress Michelle Williams. The couple had one daughter before they split in 2007.
26. Mary Kate Olsen
Mary Kate Olsen (born 1986) is a former child actress, fashion designer, and INFP celebrity. Olsen is renowned for her role in smash hit television series, Full House, and films such as New York Minute alongside her identical twin sister, Ashley Olsen. Mary Kate Olsen embodies the INFP personality type in various ways. For example, Olsen is an independent woman with a creative and distinctive sense of style. Olsen prefers to avoid the media despite garnering a large following as a child, and now leads a quiet life as a fashion designer with her sister Ashley.
Olsen was married to Olivier Sarkozy from 2015 to 2021. The couple had no children.
27. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp (born 1963) is an American actor and a famous INFP. Depp has appeared in several blockbuster films, including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Edward Scissorhands alongside director Tim Burton. Depp is a famous INFP who enjoys a quiet life away from the media. Depp is a shy and largely introverted man who uses self-expression to explore the world around him. Depp has taken on numerous unusual roles over the years, highlighting the INFP’s creative nature. INFPs are not motivated by money or material possessions, and Depp embodies this quality by taking on roles for the sake of experimentation rather than monetary reward.
Depp married and divorced twice. He has two children.
28. Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder (born 1971) is an American actress and INFP celebrity who started acting at the age of fifteen. Key INFP traits such as dedication, idealism, and vulnerability are all visible in Winona Ryder’s personality. From her creative selection of film roles to her shy nature during interviews, Ryder embodies the INFP’s quiet yet imaginative nature. The reserved Ryder first gained acclaim after appearing in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice in 1988. She went on to star in award-winning successful films such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Ryder has been involved in several long-term, high-profile relationships, but never married and has no children.
29. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves (born 1964) is an American actor and famous Idealist known for his diverse film roles, including the Bill and Ted films, the Matrix trilogy, and the John Wick series. Reeves is a calm and reserved man who exemplifies the introverted and idealistic nature of INFPs. For example, Reeves rejects the concept of celebrity and lives a relatively ordinary life when not filming. Reeves is also an emotional man who has been through a series of traumatic experiences in his life. Reeves regularly donates large sums of money to worthy causes, displaying the selfless nature of INFPs.
Reeves has never married and has no children, and is reportedly in a relationship with American visual artist Alexandra Grant.
30. Nicolas Cage
Nicholas Cage (born 1964) is an American actor and INFP celebrity known for taking on a wide range of acting roles. Cage demonstrates the INFP propensity for extreme dedication — he is a strict method actor and goes to great lengths to prepare for roles. Cage’s dedication to his profession is also a sign of the INFP’s high sense of emotional vulnerability, as Cage can open himself up to a range of experiences. He’s won numerous accolades for his acting, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Cage has been married five times and has three children. He is currently married to Riko Shibata, with whom he has a child.
31. Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie (born 1959) is a British comedian, actor, author, and famous INFP best known for his role in the medical TV drama, House, and the miniseries, The Night Manager. Like a typical INFP, Laurie leads a quiet life away from the spotlight despite achieving great success on both sides of the Atlantic. Laurie is an intelligent and passionate man with a strong sense of justice—additional attributes of the Idealist personality type.
Laurie has been married to theater administrator Jo Green since 1989 and they have three children together.
32. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando (1924 – 2004) was an American actor and renowned Idealist. Brando demonstrated strong INFP traits of romanticism, empathy, and creativity. He perfectly captured the INFP spirit when he said, “I put on an act sometimes, and people think I’m insensitive. Really, it’s like a kind of armor because I’m too sensitive. If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn’t like me, I’ve got to get out.”
Brando was a household name during his career, thanks in part to his performances in classic films such as The Godfather, Mutiny on the Bounty, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Brando also had a tumultuous personal life, marrying three times while maintaining a string of affairs. He fathered several children.
33. Jude Law
Jude Law (born 1972) is an English actor and celebrity INFP known for his roles in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain. Law embodies the compassionate Idealist archetype and is reported as being empathic, trustworthy, and caring. Law additionally represents the INFP personality through his philanthropy and innate creativity as a multifaceted actor.
Jude Law married English actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost in 1997. They divorced in 2005 and have three children together. Law has three other children from other relationships, including with his current wife, Phillipa Coan.
34. Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield (born 1983) is an American-English actor and a notable INFP known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man and Tick, Tick… Boom! Garfield is considered to be an INFP due to his open-minded, non-judgmental, and creative personality. Garfield is also a highly private person and refuses to discuss his personal life during interviews. Garfield’s need for privacy is a firm indicator of the INFP personality.
Garfield is currently dating American actress Alyssa Miller. Very little is known about their relationship due to Garfield’s intense need for privacy.
35. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys (born 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and INFP celebrity known for hit singles Fallin and No One. As an INFP, Keys is a quiet and reserved woman who dislikes large gatherings and favors small outings with people she holds close. INFPs also have highly creative and self-reflective personalities. Keys displays these traits through her critically acclaimed discography and emotional melodies. Over the course of her career, Keys has accumulated numerous accolades for her work, including fifteen Grammys.
Alicia Keys married American rapper Swizz Beatz in 2010. The couple has no children together.
36. Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994) was an American musician and famous INFP who popularized the Grunge movement. Cobain demonstrated traits of the INFP personality through his innate creativity and sensitive persona. Cobain was also a natural introvert which is indicative of the INFP personality.
Cobain is best remembered as the lead singer of Nirvana. He preferred a quiet life despite his fame as the frontman of Nirvana. As a classic INFP, Cobain was a sensitive soul who struggled with mental illness and ultimately took his own life.
Cobain married American singer Courtney Love in 1992. They remained married until he died in 1994.
37. Bob Marley
Bob Marley (1945 – 1981) was a Jamaican reggae artist and celebrity Idealist. Marley displayed the traditional INFP trait of creative experimentation. Marley had a reserved nature and idealistic view of the world, as displayed by his altruism and philanthropic efforts. Marley used his love of experimentation to create his critically acclaimed discography and tried to spread positive messages through his music. Like other famous INFPs, Bob Marley wasn’t motivated by financial gain. He was instead driven to create and share his music because of his desire to connect with the world.
Bob Marley married Rita Anderson in 1966 and the couple had four children together. Marley had at least seven other children with different women.
38. David Bowie
David Bowie (1947 – 2016) was an English singer-songwriter, actor, and INFP celebrity remembered for award-winning singles Heroes and Starman. As an INFP, Bowie enjoyed experimenting with his appearance, fashion, music, and public persona. Bowie created and performed as an alter-ego named “Ziggy Stardust” for years. When not on stage, Bowie enjoyed a quiet life, highlighting the INFP’s desire for peace and quiet. Bowie valued privacy so much that he kept his battle with liver cancer private until his death in 2016.
Bowie married twice. He had a child with his first wife, actress Angie Barnett, and another child with his second wife, supermodel Iman.
39. Regina Spektor
Regina Spektor (born 1980) is a Russian-American singer-songwriter and famous INFP. Spektor has a relaxed disposition, which is indicative of the INFP’s introversion. Spektor also displays the INFP traits of dedication and creativity through her critically-acclaimed skills as a pianist and lyricist. Spektor additionally embodies the idealistic nature of the INFP, having held numerous benefit concerts. Spektor is famous for songs such as Us and Samson. INFP Spektor was born in the Soviet Union but relocated to the United States in 1989 due to the racial persecution of Jewish people at the time.
Spektor is married to fellow Russian-American musician Jack Dischel and they have two children.
40. Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple (born 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and renowned Idealist best known for the Grammy Award-winning single Criminal and the Grammy-nominated studio album, Extraordinary Machine. Apple displays the INFP personality’s idealism by speaking her mind on important topics. Apple also demonstrates the INFP’s strong sense of morality through her outspoken opinions. To add, Apple is a highly creative, yet private musician — additional indicators of an INFP personality.
Fiona Apple is open about her struggles with anxiety and admitted to having secretly married and divorced during her twenties. Currently single, Apple further demonstrates her INFP traits by staying friends with past partners but maintaining her privacy from the media.
41. Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison (1943 – 1971) was an American singer-songwriter, poet, and notable INFP best known for being the lead singer of The Doors. Morrison demonstrated strong INFP tendencies, including being highly creative, in touch with his emotions, and introspectively thoughtful. Unfortunately, several of Morrison’s INFP traits manifested in negative ways. He was a troubled man who often found himself in hot water thanks to his experimental approach to life.
Morrison died unmarried and with no children, and was estranged from his family at the time of his death.
42. Dalai Lama XIV
The 14th Dalai Lama (born 1935) is a renowned Idealist and the leader of the Buddhist faith, who is known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama is a clear INFP — he is a highly empathetic man who strives to form a personal connection with his followers. He is also dedicated to Buddhism and has never shied away from supporting causes that align with his Buddhist beliefs. Like other famous INFPs, the Dalai Lama is a celebrated philanthropist. The Dalai Lama additionally demonstrates INFP traits through his open-mindedness and non-judgemental views.
43. Venus Williams
Venus Williams (born 1980) is an American tennis player and well-known INFP. Williams embodies the kind, caring, moral, and committed nature of the INFP personality type. Williams utilized her INFP sense of integrity and dedication to become one of the most accomplished and respected tennis players of all time. She has won a total of forty-nine Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour singles titles, second only to her sister, Serena Williams. William is altruistic and uses her platform to support various causes and charities — another common INFP trait.
44. Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) was a Genevan writer, composer, philosopher, and notable Idealist. Rousseau’s INFP traits were evident in his passionate belief in democracy, equality, liberty, and the common good. Like other Idealists, Rousseau was sensitive and in touch with his emotions, demonstrated a strong sense of morality, and argued for what he believed was right.
Rousseau never officially married but had a long-term partner, Thérèse Levasseur. Together, they had five children, all of whom were given away to foster care.
45. Frodo Baggins
Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and a well-known INFP. Frodo displays many Idealist traits. For example, Frodo is selfless, cares deeply about his friends, and empathizes with others’ struggles. Like most INFPs, Frodo leads a quiet and introspective life before the main events of the books. Frodo is determined and creative in the pursuit of his goals when called upon to act (as depicted in the Lord of the Rings books). As an Idealist, Frodo believes in the greater good and making the world a better place.
What are the common features of INFP Famous People?
The common features of INFP famous people include a sense of morality, open-mindedness, reserve, integrity, and selflessness, as defined by Ball State University. INFPs are empathetic characters who understand people’s emotions and try to relate to others through their own experiences.
Princess Diana best encapsulated the INFP personality when she said, “Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.”
The famous INFP people listed below exemplify common features of the Idealist personality.
- Keanu Reeves is an excellent example of an INFP with a clear sense of morality. Reeves emphasizes this INFP trait through his continued vocal support for stunt performers and animal rights.
- David Bowie was an INFP who never hid his open-minded way of thinking. Bowie was non-judgmental and open to all manner of experiences.
- Hugh Laurie exemplifies the INFP’s quiet by leading a normal life and avoiding the limelight. Laurie has also never used his celebrity for self-gain, despite being immensely successful as an actor and comedian.
- The 14th Dalai Lama is a man who demonstrates the INFP’s integrity. The Dalai Lama dedicates his life to his beliefs and believes in making the world a better place, despite political and religious pressures.
- Princess Diana embodied the selflessness of the INFP personality type. Diana’s charitable efforts and altruistic persona are still fondly remembered today.
Who are the famous actors and actresses with the INFP personality type?
Below are five famous actors and actresses with the INFP personality type.
- Keanu Reeves: Keanu Reeves demonstrates clear INFP traits in his relaxed lifestyle and deep belief in a better future. Reeves regularly donates money to various causes. Reeves even makes large donations to a leukemia charity annually under a false name to refrain from being attention to himself.
- Nicholas Cage: Nicholas Cage shows strong INFP traits with his dedication to the art of acting. Cage is a renowned method actor, doing anything required to get into character for his film roles.
- Hugh Laurie: Hugh Laurie exemplifies the quiet and reserved nature of the INFP personality type. Laurie is a talented and highly empathetic actor, bringing feeling and emotion to his roles and in all walks of life. Laurie leads a relatively private life when he’s not performing.
- Winona Ryder: Winona Ryder is a INFP who demonstrates the compassionate and idealistic nature of the INFP personality. Ryder is open-minded about the roles she takes on and is not afraid to try new things for the sake of art.
- Johnny Depp: Johnny Depp is a creative and dedicated INFP who embodies the personality’s tenacity and dedication to look beyond the mundane and explore unusual roles.
INFPs’ dedicated nature and natural flair for creative solutions make them ideal for acting careers.
Who are the famous authors and writers with the INFP personality type?
Below are five famous authors and writers with the INFP personality type.
- Edgar Allan Poe: Edgar Allan Poe demonstrated clear INFP traits by living a quiet and fairly reclusive lifestyle. His dark sense of creativity helped shape the gothic literary genre, illustrating INFPs’ innovative sense of imagination.
- William Shakespeare: William Shakespeare embodied the quiet and introverted nature of the INFP by being a solitary person. Like other INFPs, Shakespeare was also a highly creative man, having developed many famous plays and characters.
- Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf encapsulates the dedicated creative nature of INFPs. Woolf was well-respected in a male-dominated field and pioneered an entirely new form of writing.
- Hans Christian Andersen: Hans Christian Andersen demonstrated INFP characteristics through his open displays of emotions, vulnerability, and quiet nature. Andersen never married, instead living for his craft and the emotional world of storytelling—further imbuing himself with the INFP persona.
- John Milton: John Milton showed several INFP traits through his reserved nature, creativity, and alleged lack of ego. Milton was a highly independent man whose creative mind produced Paradise Lost, one of the most imaginative poems ever written. Many lines from Paradise Lost reflect Milton’s INFP personality.
INFP personality types excel as authors and writers because of their innate creativity and ability to pen imaginative solutions to modern world problems.
Who are the celebrity musicians with the INFP personality type?
Below are five celebrity musicians with the INFP personality type.
- Alicia Keys: Alicia Keys demonstrates the INFP personality type with her high levels of empathy and sensitivity. Keys is a hardworking and creative INFP who works tirelessly to produce music for others to enjoy. Many of Alicia Keys’ songs are deep and meaningful, which further highlights the INFP trait for introspection and reflection.
- Kurt Cobain: Kurt Cobain was a talented and creative genius who displayed many INFP tendencies, including negative aspects of his personality, such as rashness and impatience. Unfortunately, his dedication to music and his creative instincts were counterbalanced by a tormented soul that made him restless and reckless.
- Bob Marley: Bob Marley exhibited clear INFP tendencies as evidenced by his creativity and laid-back, introspective approach to life. A believer in creative experimentation, Marley’s INFP traits were amplified by his music. As a quintessential Idealist, Bob Marley followed his heart and did what he loved. Financial reward was not motivating for Bob Marley, as it seldom is for INFP personality types.
- David Bowie exemplified the INFP personality type. He was a subdued artist who lived to be creative and to experience the world around him. Bowie believed in a person’s ability to change the future for the better and displayed the INFPs’ sense of selflessness in how he lived his life.
- Jim Morrison was a clear-cut INFP personality type. Morrison was intelligent, thoughtful, and highly creative. INFP Morrison was also a troubled soul whose artistic tendencies made everyday communication challenging, leading Morrison down a path of substance abuse and torment.
INFPs are sometimes troubled souls who struggle to find their place in the world — this is evident in some of the INFP celebrity musicians listed above. That said, INFPs are highly creative and open-minded, and these qualities help them succeed as musicians despite their personal struggles.
Who are the celebrity athletes with the INFP personality type?
Below are five celebrity athletes with the INFP personality type.
- Venus Williams: Venus Williams is a tennis player demonstrates the core INFP traits of dedication through her relentless pursuit of greatness on the tennis court. Williams’s classic INFP commitment to her craft has made her one of the greatest female tennis players of all time.
- Derek Jeter: Derek Jeter is a famous former baseball shortstop who exemplifies the quiet and reserved INFP personality type for his stubborn determination to be the best. Jeter worked hard on and off the field to reach the level of success he enjoyed throughout his career.
- Dirk Nowitzki: Dirk Nowitzki is former basketball player, and a quiet and reserved INFP. His laid-back character can be seen in everything he does—from his lack of interest in sponsorships to his quiet, nonchalant style of play. Flying under the radar made this introverted baller a star.
- Julius Erving: Julius Erving showed the drive and idealistic nature of the INFP by being a pioneer in professional basketball. Erving’s influence helped pave the way for numerous basketball players from future generations.
- Roberto Clemente: Roberto Clemente was a baseball star and a great example of the selfless nature of the INFP personality type. Clemente dedicated his time to helping those in need and used his fame as a baseball star to further his idealistic causes.
INFPs are known for their intense dedication—a trait that is necessary to excel in professional sports (as the famous INFP athletes listed above illustrate).
Who are the most famous fictional characters with INFP traits?
Below are five most famous fictional characters with INFP traits.
- Luke Skywalker: Luke Skywalker is the reluctant INFP hero of Star Wars. Luke is idealistic and dedicated to making the universe a safer place. Interestingly, idealism and open-mindedness are fundamental characteristics of both a Jedi and an INFP.
- Frodo Baggins: Frodo Baggins is a quiet Idealist character from The Lord of the Rings, who becomes driven and determined when given a task. Frodo Baggins’ character growth and journey through Lord of the Rings encapsulates the INFP personality type.
- Edward Scissorhands: Edward Scissorhands is the main character of Tim Burton’s film of the same name. Scissorhands is introverted to the point of being reclusive, shy, and openly emotional — traits which make him the perfect example of a fictional character with an INFP personality.
- Peter Parker: Peter Parker (better known as “Spider-Man”) is quiet and shy but driven by a strong sense of Idealist morality. With or without his Spider-Man powers, Peter Parker demonstrates clear INFP traits.
- Willow Rosenberg: Willow Rosenberg is a famous fictional INFP character from the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rosenberg displays an Idealist’s archetypal sense of morality and fights for what she believes in. Despite being crippled by social shyness, Willow would spring into action when she knows something is wrong.
Fictional characters with INFP traits are naturally introverted. However, despite their shyness, these fictional INFPs have strong morals that they adhere to no matter what.
Who are the most famous business people with the INFP personality?
Beatrix Potter is an example of a famous business persona with an INFP personality. Potter was more than just an author. She pioneered the concept of creating merchandise around her writing and maintained control of her brand. She also used proceeds from her brand to innovate sheep farming. In doing so, Potter demonstrated the INFP sense of innovation and creativity.
What are the traits of an INFP?
The traits of an INFP are creativity, empathy, altruism, compassion, and a generally reserved attitude. INFPs are characterized by their four dominant attitudes—Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Perceiving—which defines their quiet and gentle persona. Famous people and fictional characters with INFP personalities also follow their morals, leading imaginative and oftentimes altruistic lifestyles.
How did these celebrities discover they were INFP?
Some of these celebrities discovered they were INFP by taking the MBTI test. For example, Stephen Colbert took the test and learned he is an INFP during a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Others may not know their personality type or have not publicly disclosed it. We can infer their INFP personality because they exhibit strong INFP traits through their public or private persona.
How do INFPs deal with popularity?
INFPs deal with popularity by being nonchalant and reserved. Most INFPs have no desire to be popular and would rather focus on establishing meaningful connections with people or pursuing their passions. Furthermore, INFPs are naturally introverted and shy away from media attention. Famous INFPs become popular as a result of their innate talent or creativity, though popularity is typically a consequence of their careers rather than a goal or aspiration.
What is the INFP population percentage?
The INFP population percentage is approximately 5%, making it the ninth most common of the sixteen personalities listed in the MBTI. The gender split of the INFP personality is pretty even, with 5% of men and 4% of women owning the INFP moniker.
What other personality type is the best match for an INFP?
The ENFJ is the best personality type match for the INFP. An ENFJ-INTP match pairs the INFP’s Introverted Feeling (FI) function with the ENFJs Extroverted Feeling (Fe) function. These combinations create a healthy balance of introverted empathy and extroverted compassion. In addition, both the INFP and ENFJ are altruistic and idealistic. Their shared sense of empathy helps strengthen their bonds and improve communication.